Questions on the exam may be worded slightly differently from the original quiz questions, or put in Glossary or T/F (etc.) format. So, don't just memorize Qs & As in this Study Guide. When studying, locate, re-read, and reflect on the relevant texts. The exam will include material through Monday's class (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Posner, Dworkin, Danto, Cavell).
In addition to twenty (20) objective-format questions, the exam will include an extra credit Discussion Question: Select any two philosophers we've encountered so far this semester. What question would you ask them, if you could? How do you think they would reply? Would they agree with one another? Would you agree with either of them? Why? You can prepare and print your reply in advance, and turn it in on Wednesday. Maximal credit will be awarded to responses that have been prepared in advance and include at least two good paragraphs. If you prefer, you can supply and respond to the alternative Discussion Question of your choice.
After the exam, which should take less than half an hour, we'll begin Group #1's midterm report presentation. (If Group 1 needs more time they'll finish next Monday, before Group 2's report begins.) See the NEXT note about what your group needs to post and sign before your report day.
Happy studying, & good luck. (But remember what the old baseball philosopher said: "Luck is the residue of design.")
Group 1, Team Why Not
1. Which philosopher felt that God was the "uncaused cause of everything that is"? Aquinas (LH 50)
2. Who argued that taxation without consent is compared to forced labor?
3. What twentieth century philosopher was credited for "singlehandedly reviving political philosophy"?
John Rawls (AP 105)
4. Which philosopher was put to death 2,400 years ago in Athens for asking too many questions? –Socrates
5. Which philosopher constantly proved to people that they did not know as much as they thought they knew? –Socrates
6. Who wrote the book The Nicomachean Ethics and why was it named that? Aristotle and it was named after his son
7. What was the name of Aristotle's school in Athens? Lyceum
8. What was the school Epicurus ran in Athens, and what was different about this school? The Garden, and it included slaves and women.
9. Which ancient Greek philosopher argued that fear of death was a waste of time and based on bad logic? -Epicurus (LH 23)
10. Augustine believed moral evil is a result of? Adam and Eve's choices to disobey God.
Section 12, Group 3 (Oliver's Favs)
1. What is a "Socrates cafe?" (AP) Where people from different backgrounds gather and exchange ideas using the Socratic Method.
2. (T/F) Aristotle believed true happiness could be acquired in a single moment, or a few. F (True happiness requires a longer life”
3. What theory of Plato's describes thinking about things in an abstract way, not through examples and sensual perceptions? The Theory of Form
4. Who did the Christian Science Monitor call the “greatest existential philosopher ever?” Oprah
5. What does "eudaimonia" mean? Happiness or Welfare
6. According to Epicurus, how does one lead a happy life? Overcome Fear
7. Which Stoic philosopher took his own life due to a Roman emperor, Nero, accusing him of plotting against him and telling him to commit suicide? Seneca
8. What "kind and good" philosopher said (while still a young man) "my first act of free will shall be to believe in free will"? James
9. What was the name of the woman in Boethius's book "The Consolation of Philosophy" who joins him in his cell and explains what he should believe? Philosophy
10. What argument, and whose, claims that the fact that we have an idea of God proves that God Actually exists? Anslem’s Ontological Argument
Group 1, Philosoraptors
Group 3, Thundaa Dragons